Sturbridge Yankee Workshop Showcases Santa in Many Styles

Santa is known by many different names. Santa, Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, St. Nick, Father Christmas and the list goes on if you begin including variations from other languages. Sturbridge Yankee Workshop showcases many different Santa styles this holiday season.

Portland, ME, December 08, 2013 --( The roots of where Santa Claus originated from stem from a combination of folklore in Germany, Scandinavia, Holland, and Great Britain. This is where perhaps you have heard of Sinterclaas. Sinterclaas, who decides who is naughty and nice like our western understanding of Santa does, arrives by steam boat and chooses to ride a white-gray horse; as opposed to a sleigh and eight reindeer. Whatever you choose to call this jolly gift giving man in your home, he always finds a place in our hearts.

Santa is everything to everyone during the Christmas season, as showcased in the array of musical Christmas displays at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop. Whether he is cooking up magical treats in the candy shop, keeping children entertained at The Kringle theater during the showing of the Nutcracker, or creating magical memories at the North Pole Toy Shop, Santa Claus is as jolly as can be all season long. Displays play eight traditional Christmas songs from Jingle Bells to We Wish You a Merry Christmas and more to keep you and your guests entertained all season long.

Sculpted Santas, crafted as reproductions of famous artist wood carvings, add just the right touch to your mantel space or bookshelf display year after year. Sculpted figurines sit pretty and offer holiday cheer to all who see them. Red Carved Santa With Tree offers folk art appeal, as Artist Jim Shore's Canadian Santa is ready for Christmas Eve celebrations French Canadian style, and Alpine Santa, from Williraye Studio™, brings his forest friends along for a walk in the winter weather, bundled up with his Nordic sweater, striped scarf and colorful mittens.

Collectibles are especially popular during the holiday gift giving season, as it is a wonderful time to fulfill a collection for a friend, or to start your own. Collectible Wooly® Snowmen are great for gift giving and available in many styles for display in every room of the home. Artist Karen Didion showcases Midnight Snack Santa with his cuddly teddy and a plate full of delicious cookies as they head off to read a Christmas story before settling down for the night. Enchant children and adults alike with the Santa's Flight Night Light, where Santa's sleigh appears as just a silhouette across the blue sky with bright yellow moon.

Showcase festivity around the house, and get the support you need during a break from holiday shopping and festivities with pillows that offer comfort and cheer wherever they are displayed. Showcased in 100% hooked wool, Santa Bunny is as cute as can be, and looks quite realistic! Santa and his forest friends are ready to bring cheer to all who are near on this cold winter night, and vintage jingle bells add a whimsical touch to the red felt pillow, perfect for display on an entryway bench or favorite chair.

When was the last time you wrote a letter to Santa? It is never too late to continue believing in the magic. Hang Dear Santa Print in any room to enliven the holiday spirit in your home. Vintage Christmas Apron showcases quite the jolly Santa character, with fun nostalgic imagery and brightly colored ties to surprise the cook in your family. Marching Santa offers vintage folk art appeal with his feather tree and striped pants on coasters or placemats. However you choose to celebrate the Christmas and holiday season, be sure to take a moment to reflect on what is most important for you and your family. With great deals on presents for everyone on your list, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop makes holiday season shopping devoid of stress.
Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
Silas Forge
90 Blueberry Road, Portland, ME 04102